Originally Posted by damnsam77
I am assuming you simply plugged in the values below from the first page. His screen Size: 100" 16x9, but he is using an ST130 screen (1.3 gain), whic is dimmer than your HP 2.8 and his throw Ratio is 2.13. So his configuration is actually very close to mine since I am at a 2x throw ratio (at 16:9) and I am using a 1.1 gain screen.
What I don't understand is how he was able to save the altered settings under the Natural Present which cannot be written onto. Did Dennis mean that he initially used the Natural preset as a start and then made all the changes? But even then, the JVC menu or the remote would not let you overwrite the existing presets. You will have to use the User Presets 1, 2, and 3.
Here are DennisBP's setting, and they seem to be the most popular or agreed upon so far.
Color Mode: Natural
Color Space Standard
Lens Aperature 0
Gain Red 0
Gain Green 0
Gain Blue -16
Offset Red -3
Offset Green -2
Offset Blue 0
I copied the settings, with the following differences:
My lens aperture is still at -15.
I'm using the Gamma A preset. I was getting some black crush with normal gamma.
I'm using Custom 1 for Color Temp. (Apparently, Custom 1-3 are shared globally - that is, if you change Custom 1 for one group of settings, it's applied across all modes that use it. In other words, there are no separate Custom 1 Color Temp settings for Normal, Vivid, Stage, and other picture modes. Change Custom 1 Color Temp for one mode and you change it for all modes.)
Detail Enhance I have at 0.
Sharpness I have at 15 for now.
The "Normal" preset does retain these settings when you exit the menu. It can be returned to factory default by choosing "Reset." User 1-3 can start at any of the usual settings (Normal, Film, Cinema, Stage, etc.) and be adjusted from there. Whenever you hit the preset buttons on the remote, the adjusted settings are brought up.
I appreciate that some people like different settings for different types of programming, but I prefer to get one accurate calibration dialed in and use it for everything, although I have a "football" User 1 setting that opens the lens aperture all the way.